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Stephen Watson previews the BBC's Joey Dunlop tribute
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Monday, 11 September, 2000, 15:24 GMT 16:24 UK
Joey Dunlop tribute on BBC NI
Joey Dunlop
BBC Sport NI pays tribute to Joey Dunlop
BBC Sport Northern Ireland pays a tribute to the late, great Joey Dunlop with four special programmes on Wednesday night.

Motorcycle legend Dunlop - a 26 times TT winner - was killed in a road racing accident in July.

Presented by Jackie Fullerton, the tribute evening begins with Joey, The Legend (10.20pm BST), a 40-minute documentary.

In it, Stephen Watson looks at the life and times of Joey, sharing the amazing story of his life, on and off the track.

It includes some wonderful archive footage from the 70s and interviews with people who were influenced by the great man.

TT hat-trick

The programme includes Joey's Isle of Man hat-trick earlier this year which saw him re-write the TT record books yet again.

Joey Dunlop
Joey Dunlop: record 26 TT wins

After the documentary, comes Reflection (11.00pm BST) in which Jackie Fullerton is joined in the studio by Joey's friend and fellow racer Phillip McCallen, his former manager Davy Wood and Honda UK's Bob McMillan.

They will share personal stories about Joey and take time to reflect on his life and the huge impact it had on others.

At 11.15pm BST, The Road Racers will be shown. This is a film made in the late 1970s about the rise of the so-called 'Armoy Armada' - Joey Dunlop, Mervyn Robinson and Frank Kennedy.

All three were passionate about road racing, a passion which was ultimately to cost them their lives.

The evening finishes with Last Lap (12.05am BST), a short film containing unique footage from on-board Joey Dunlop's bike during the TT races.

  • These programmes are on BBC Northern Ireland on Wednesday, September 13 and a selection will also be available on demand through BBC Sport Online.

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